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Thurso man threw brick at partner's car, court hears

Thurso man threw brick at partner's car, court hears

Thurso man threw brick at partner's car, court hears

A 28-year-old Thurso man appeared via video link from custody at Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday and admitted assaulting his partner.


Covid impact leaves courts struggling to cope – amid moves to slash trials

Covid impact leaves courts struggling to cope – amid moves to slash trials

Covid impact leaves courts struggling to cope – amid moves to slash trials

CRIMINAL courts in the Highlands are creaking under the strain of the Covid pandemic – after the number of trials was slashed by up to 75 per cent.


'Vulnerable' prisoner concerned over Covid outbreak at prison

'Vulnerable' prisoner concerned over Covid outbreak at prison

'Vulnerable' prisoner concerned over Covid outbreak at prison

THE county's sheriff has heard about a Wick prisoner's alarm on being told that two cases of Covid-19 had been confirmed in the jail.


Man fails to show up for trial at Wick

Man fails to show up for trial at Wick

Man fails to show up for trial at Wick

A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a Plymouth man who failed to turn up for his trial on a series of charges.


Wick man jailed after walking out of social worker meeting

Wick man jailed after walking out of social worker meeting

Wick man jailed after walking out of social worker meeting

A COURT heard how a Wick man scorned a final chance to co-operate with social workers by walking out of a meeting with one of them.


Man stole £40k Jag days after Caithness crash

Man stole £40k Jag days after Caithness crash

Man stole £40k Jag days after Caithness crash

A MAN who stole a brand new £40,000 Jaguar from an Inverness garage to get home to Birmingham was jailed for eight months.


Caithness police operation draws praise from local councillors

Caithness police operation draws praise from local councillors

Caithness police operation draws praise from local councillors

Operation Ruling netted large quantities of 'illegal substances' and led to violent criminals being arrested including one caught with a sword.


Speeding driver offers season's greetings... to sheriff!

Speeding driver offers season's greetings... to sheriff!

Speeding driver offers season's greetings... to sheriff!

Sheriff Andrew Berry received the compliments of the season from an unexpected source... a man he was about to sentence.


Carer gets supervision order to help look after husband properly

Carer gets supervision order to help look after husband properly

Carer gets supervision order to help look after husband properly

AN elderly woman banned from seeing her husband after she force-fed him with water will be able to share in some Christmas celebrations with him.


Man faces charge after drugs seizure at Gills Bay

Man faces charge after drugs seizure at Gills Bay

Man faces charge after drugs seizure at Gills Bay

A MAN has appeared in court following a drug seizure by police at the Gills Bay ferry terminal.


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